#1
Okay so I have a Fender Blues Jr, which I love. I play on a cheap squier strat but am looking to upgrade to a Les Paul soon. My question is would a tubescreamer or other OD ( like bad monkey, screamin blues) make sense in front of a tube amp with natural OD. MY goal is to get a more distorted sound, not quite like death metal but to achieve classic rock sounds. Any suggestions are welcome.
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#2
Yes, a tubescreamer will give you a little more oomph going into a tube amp, especially something without a lot of power like a BJ. Has a nice, creamy classic overdrive sound.
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#3
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#4
Thnx will that sound be easier to get with the Les paul or strat? I know a lot of people ask this so thnx
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#5
Either will do. TS's are pretty transparent in terms of coloring tone, so if you want a classic strat sound, you can get it through a TS, if you want a classic Les Paul sound, you can get it through a TS. It's not an aggressive pedal so you maintain the original tone of the guitar.

"Classic rock sound" is a pretty broad term.
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#6
Quote by VisionaryTics
Either will do. TS's are pretty transparent in terms of coloring tone, so if you want a classic strat sound, you can get it through a TS, if you want a classic Les Paul sound, you can get it through a TS. It's not an aggressive pedal so you maintain the original tone of the guitar.

"Classic rock sound" is a pretty broad term.

Humbuckers are probably better for Rock....the line blurs at blues, pop, etc....

And TubeScreamers actually have a pretty nasty mid hump. They aren't as transparent as people would have you think. Look at Maxon OD808s and Keeley Tubescreamers. They're better than the Ibanez ones.
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#7
It will work great if you like the voice of the pedal. I had a TS 808 for awhile, but really didn't care for it. Sold it and got a SuperPlextortion and was in love.
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#8
Quote by theoreticmusic
Humbuckers are probably better for Rock....the line blurs at blues, pop, etc....

And TubeScreamers actually have a pretty nasty mid hump. They aren't as transparent as people would have you think. Look at Maxon OD808s and Keeley Tubescreamers. They're better than the Ibanez ones.


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#10
I have a Ibanez TS-808. It colours the tone hugely. Don't get me wrong, I love the tone, but it has a lot of mids. My amp is similar to the blues jnr. and I use a strat and get a great rock tone.